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Local World photographers face zero-hour contracts

More than ten Local World photographers face losing their jobs, according to the National Union of Journalists. Read the full story

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Possibly confusing messages

imageFirst Warren Buffet started buying up local newspapers in the US. Then in March this year he made a statement in his letter to shareholders that he and his investment partner, Charlie Munger, were “bullish” about local newspapers. These two events created a positive mood in the sector and sparked others into following suit. Read the full story

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Local World insists ‘we are not doing away with journalists’

Local World has insisted it will “not be doing away with journalists” after its chairman told an Parliamentary committee that “human interface” would have to be replaced with “harvesting content”. Read the full story

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DMGT sells Northcliffe to Local World for £52m

Daily Mail General Trust has sold Northcliffe to Local World for a £52m and a 38.7 per cent stake in the new venture. Read the full story

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Johnston focuses on debt as others join forces

Johnston Press has said it is currently uninterested in joining a potential new regional newspaper group involving Northcliffe Media and Iliffe News & Media. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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